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10/30/2008

Techno-awesome

by Jeremy Hooper

First Google, then Apple. Now even more techno-kiddies are standing up against antiquated bias. This from All Things Digital:

200810301246Today, a panoply of prominent tech and Internet leaders is taking a very public stand against a controversial initiative before California voters, which would eliminate the current legal right of same-sex couples to marry.
Forming a group and taking out a full-page ad in the San Jose Mercury News tomorrow, the execs hope to convince voters to reject Proposition 8, which is titled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.”
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The honorary co-chairs of “Silicon Valley Leaders Say NO on Proposition 8″ include: [Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin]; Bill Campbell, Chairman, Intuit; David Filo, Founder, Yahoo; Chuck Geschke, Founder & Chairman, Adobe Systems; John Morgridge, Former CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems; Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman, eBay; Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook; Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google; and Jerry Yang, Founder, Yahoo.

In a statement in a press release set to go out this morning, Yang said: “Silicon Valley has always been an example for the rest of the country of how diversity and openness help to drive innovation and value creation. This divisive measure is the antithesis of those values that make Silicon Valley so unique.”

FULL: Silicon Valley Leaders Say No to Proposition 8 With New Group [All Things Digital]

Not to be outdone, we hear the regressive "yes on 8" folks are diligently trying to recruit a local abacus manufacturer.

**RELATED: An anti-gay responds to Apple. Oh, but he's of course "not against these people" who he considers a "problem":

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